1. J

    Obesity Paradox Illusion

    Whole Health Source: Is the "Obesity Paradox" an Illusion? Stephan Guyenet has just wrote a post that makes some good arguments against the Obesity Paradox. He argues that the Obesity Paradox is the result of poor observational research methods that fails to account for disease causing people...
  2. S

    Social Freedom Is Not Significant Predictor Of Terrorist Attacks
  3. Renaiscience_Man

    An Aspirin A Day May Not Keep Dvt Away

    There has been a debate about Aspirin's effectiveness on treating and preventing blood clots. When one doctor says Aspirin treatment is as effective as heparin, warfarin, and new generation anti coagulants, other doctors say Aspirin is only effective to prevent ''arterial'' platelet aggregation...
  4. beachbum

    Article: Coronary Heart Disease Unknown In Coconut Eating Population In Sri Lanka

    Hello everyone, I found this study about heart disease and coconut oil consumption. Below I will post the study, above is the link. STUDY SHOWS HEART DISEASE ABSENT IN COCONUT EATING POPULATION Dr. Bruce Fipe A study published in the medical journal...
  5. haidut

    About 20% Of Clinical Trials Designed Mostly For Marketing Purpose

    Not that this will surprise anybody on this forum but worth a mention anyways. "...We then extracted the trial characteristics, comparing those that were marketing to those that were not and analyzed...
  6. A

    Anxiety Leads To Lower Social Status (and Niacinamide Fixes It)

    "Or, in formal terms, “trait anxiety” predisposes individuals to a lower social status and lower performance in competitive social groups. In fact, researchers at the Swiss institute École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have discovered the part of the brain that links anxiety with social...
  7. haidut

    How Taurine May Treat Diabetes

    It has long been known that taurine helps peope with pre-diabetes and diabetes type II. It is also accepted that taurine lowers cholesterol levels as well. The mechanism so far was not clear and some scientists speculated that taurine acts like insulin mimetic. However, this study shows that the...
  8. E

    Niacinamide Inhibits Sirtuins. Reason To Not Take Niacinamide?

    Nicotinamide (aka niacinamide) may be a potent promoter of aging. Please see #5 in the following article which also mentions other issues with niacinamide...
  9. haidut

    It's Official - Estrogen Suppresses / Lowers Metabolism

    The study is actually quite pernicious because it suggests highly beneficial effects of estrogen, especially for men. However, hidden in the press release was this gem. "...The reasons behind...
  10. Dan Wich

    Vitamin A And Sleep

    Some interesting ideas from Chris Masterjohn:
  11. Ahanu

    How Body Temperature Is Affected By Thyroid Hormone

    As we take our temperature and heart rate to measure our metabolism it is very interesting to know how and what mechanisms come into play. This study shows a part, i guess: "The thyroid produces hormones that are able to influence how much the blood vessels dilate. In turn, this affects how...
  12. haidut

    Heartburn Drugs (ppi) Linked To Chronic Kidney Disease

    This study follows the previous once implicating PPI drugs like Nezium and Prevacid in bone fractures, pneumonia, and bacterial infections. Typically, chronic kidney disease is something only people with diabetes and very old people have to be concerned about, however as you can see taking a PPI...
  13. haidut

    Increased Pufa Oxidation May Be Biomarker For Alzheimers

    In line with the slow public admission that Alzheimer is a metabolic disease, this study found that the development of Alzheimer's can be predicted by a simple analysis of urine. The predictive biomarker in urine is called octenol (1-Octen-3-ol) and is it is formed in humans through the...
  14. haidut

    Cancer Screening Does NOT "save Lives"

    Ray has written many times of the ineffectiveness of cancer treatments and early diagnosis in saving lives. This study formalizes this topic a bit and proposes a new standard in cancer screenings effectiveness - a reduction of all-cause mortality.
  15. haidut

    Societies With Little Coercion/oppression Have Little Mental Illness

    The author is a psychologist/psychiatrist whose posts commonly come on a site I visit often (Hacker News). I think his conclusions would not be surprising to the people on the forum considering the connection between coercion/oppression, serotonin, and a host of mental conditions. Still, it is...
  16. haidut

    The Physics Of Life (active Matter)

    Ray has written many times about the spurious mind-matter duality dominating science for centuries. The same principles that govern "inanimate" matter also apply to living systems. Hans Selye and Albert Szent-Györgyi built up on work done by Russian scientists in the early 1900s and proposed...
  17. haidut

    Intelligence And Lifespan Are Correlated

    Ray has written about this in several of his articles, and has mentioned it in a few of his interviews. One obvious explanation of the connection is that intelligent people make better lifestyle choices and this leads to better health and longer life. However, the more likely explanation is...
  18. CoolTweetPete

    Article: The Dark Side Of Coconut Oil - A Cautionary Tale

    This was posted on the Ray Peat Fans Facebook, and I wanted to get everyone's take. The author points to studies showing increased chances of autoimmunity in people who consume large amounts of coconut oil. He recommends people, who eat more than a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil consume...
  19. haidut

    Brain Levels Of Gaba Predict Tactile Learning Ability

    This study is perhaps counter-intuitive to some given that GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the CNS. However, GABA has repeatedly been shown to be crucial for the ability of the brain to learn and cholinergic drugs that were tried for Alzheimers failed spectacularly. For those...
  20. L

    Coffee Enhances Athletic Endurance Performance

    Coffee might be as good as caffeine pills or powder for endurance performance results :D ... 095439.htm